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Asian Beef Dumplings / Meatballs

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 90 minutes

Asian Beef Dumplings
Asian Beef Meatballs

The talented bunch at theperksofbeingus have developed this mouth watering recipe.  These dumplings can also be made gluten free, just omit the gyoza wrapper and roll them into meatballs instead.


1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger

1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon garlic granules
1⁄4 cup chopped chives or green onion

1 package gyoza wrappers

Ingredients for Meatball Sauce

(if making gluten free):

1/3 cup of GF soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons St. Dalfour Orange Marmalade

  (proudly refined sugar and preservative free)

2 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger

1 tablespoon black sesame seeds



Prepare Meat Filling:

Place all ingredients except gyoza wrappers into a large bowl and mix gently with your hands


Fill Dumplings:

Open gyoza wrappers, and cover with a towel to prevent them from drying out

Fill each gyoza wrapper with about 1 teaspoon of filling
Using a finger dipped in water, run it along the outside of the dumpling
Shut the wrapper, and ensure no air is inside

Pinch shut, gather, and set on a cookie sheet

Continue to finish all
Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes, up till overnight

Cook Dumplings:

Heat a small amount of canola oil in a large frying pan and place in the frozen dumplings

Watch the dumplings closely, turning once they are browned
When dumplings are browned on each side, add enough water to come up half way

Cover, and allow to steam for at least 20 minutes to ensure the meat cooks

Uncover 1⁄2 way through
Allow water to steam or, until the dumplings get crispy

Add additional oil if needed

(or) Roll Meatballs:

Roll meat mixture into walnut size balls

Brown on all sides over medium heat

Place on a parchment paper covered cookie pan with sides

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes

Make Meatball Sauce:

Mix together sauce ingredients

Gently warm sauce in a pan
Add meatballs to coat
Serve on platter with picks for guests

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